License and insurance

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by N4PSN, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. N4PSN

    N4PSN LawnSite Member
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    I live in Oconee County in South Carolina with four cities around me. Do I need County license and license for all four cities or what. I have been cutting grass here for a few years and have not got any license yet. Now that my main work is closing down I will have to depend on Lawn care for awhile.

    Thanks, L&L Lawn Care
  2. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
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    how about you check with your state and those cities. They almost all have websites now that you find POC info.
  3. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good question,N4PSN.I went down to the Lexington Co. Administration building last week and was told that you should have a business license for each county that you do business in.Over 90% of my customers are in Lexington Co. so that's the only county I'm getting a license for.
    Also,I found out that if you do sprinkler systems you're supposed to have a separate permit for that.I believe it costs $25-50.Good luck. Jim
  4. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
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    I meant to add that the laws in your county may be totally different from those in Lexington.
  5. Team Gopher

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  6. sda1416

    sda1416 LawnSite Member
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    Was wondering the same thing here in Pickens county. Got a guy I work with that does Bobcat work, told me he made about 30K on the side last year with no business license. Do you have to have a business license for tax write-off's ?

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